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Money

“Money” is Benedictsson's first novel, published in 1885. It's a book that questions the loveless marriages of the 1900th century, but also a story about forming your own identity and the will to create your own way of life, regardless of the expectations of others.

The Merman

A story about the darkness that lives in all humans, even though most of us try to deny it.

Miss Julie

Love, lust and class – brutal clashes between the genders.

The Red Room

Criticizing the moral and hypocrisy in 1870s Stockholm.

New Collected Poems

Tomas Tranströmer is the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Literature. This books contains his collected work from his debut in 1954 with "17 Poems" to his most recent publications.

The Dogs of Riga

The second book in the Kurt Wallander series.

Italian Shoes

On a small, isolated island in the Stockholm archipelago, Fredrik Welin is living a quiet life together with his pets and has almost no connections to other human beings.

I Die, But the Memory Lives On

Henning Mankell travels to Uganda and finds villages which are only inhabited by elders and children, the ones left behind when AIDS swept away an entire generation.

The Man from Beijing

On a freezing day in January, a body is found in the snow in the small village of Hesjövallen in northern Sweden and the police are called for investigation.

The Ice Princess

Published in 2002, this is Camilla Läckberg’s debut as crime writer, the first in her Fjällbacka series, and was a huge success in Sweden when first published. The book is a mixture of traditional crime, romance and family relations.

The Preacher

The second book in the Fjällbacka series, where a young child out playing early in the morning discovers the body of a young woman.

The Stone Cutter

“The Stone Cutter” is the third book in the Fjällbacka series. It was published in 2005 and the same year it was nominated for Best Swedish Crime Novel by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy.

The Gallows Bird

The fourth book in the Fjällbacka series is a psychological thriller.

Echoes from the Dead

This is the first novel in the author’s planned quartet of books taking place on the Swedish island of Öland.

The Darkest Room

“The Darkest Room” has won several awards, such as Best Swedish Crime Novel 2008 by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy, the Glass Key Award in 2009 and the CWA International Dagger in July 2010.

The Quarry

Of all Theorin's books, this is the one with the largest influence of the mythology and supernatural which surrounds the island, Öland.

The snake’s path on the rock

When Torgny Lindgren wrote The Way of a Serpent, he first did not dare taking it to his publisher. For the first time ever, he had written in his childhood accent and he didn't think anyone would like to read his story about evil and the abuse of power in 19th century Sweden.

Light

A terrible plague arrives in the small village in the North and soon there are only a few survivors remaining. All that was previously taken for granted; time, faith, rules, is suddenly set aside. At this confusing time a stranger arrives in the village.

Blackwater

Blackwater has a mixture of crime, love and passion and Ekman's graceful language fills it with parallels to myths, symbols and the development of modern day society.

The Forest of Hours

The main character of the book is the troll Skord and we get to see the development of Sweden during 500 years through his eyes.

God’s Mercy

Part one in the Wolfskin Trilogy. In the break between winter and spring of 1916, a young midwife arrives to the village of Blackwater in northern Sweden.

Lottery Scratchcards

The third and final book in the Wolfskin Trilogy.

The Last String

Life in the barren village of Blackwater, northern Sweden, is harsh, but when the war comes, it is also changed forever.

Hanna's Daughters

A story of the development of Swedish society, seen through the eyes of three generations of women.

Simon and the Oaks

A beautiful story about sons and their mothers.

The Book of Eve

After Cain slaying Abel, Eve leaves the family to search for knowledge and truth.

The Book of Cain

According to the Bible, Cain is throughout evil, but is that really the truth?

The Saga of Norea

A story that touches upon the existential questions in life, filled with hidden meanings.

The Road to Jerusalem

Condemned to serve twenty years in the Holy Land.

The Templar Knight

Trying to survive as a Templar Knight during the Crusade, but still longing to go home.

Birth of the Kingdom

His experience can make the country stable and united, but will it be possible?

Enemy's Enemy

by: Jan Gulliou

Dangerous and armed, Carl Hamilton decides to hunt the notorious runaway spy, and the trails leads him to Moscow.

The Inferno

Paranoia, occultism and artistry together in the company of Strindberg in Paris.

The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercule Barefoot

A modern interpretation of the classic fairytale "The Beauty and the Beast"

Documents Concerning Rubashov the Gambler

An exposé over European history in the twentieth century, sometimes ironic, burlesque or even sad.

The Enchantment

“The Enchantment”, written in 1888 – the year of Benedictsson's death – was never completely finished. I's an auto fiction that goes beyond the biographical level and explores a situation where love becomes destructive.

The Story of Gösta Berling

“The Story of Gösta Berling”, written in 1891, is not only Selma Lagerlöf’s first novel, but also one of her most known and read. Set in the countryside of Sweden, with which Lagerlöf was so familiar, it is a story whose main character is hard to fully sympathize with.

The Emperor of Portugallia

“The Emperor of Portugallia” is both a tragic tale of not being able to deal with reality, and a fantastic story about how the realms of reality are not always enough.

The Diamond Mystery

The first part in the popular series about Jerry and Maya, the children who are running their very own detective agency.

The Beast

Who is really a beast? And who has the right to decide the value of other people’s life?

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Books of special interest

The Merman

by Carl-Johan Vallgren
A story about the darkness that lives in all humans, even though most of us try to deny it.

Echoes from the Dead

by Johan Theorin
This is the first novel in the author’s planned quartet of books taking place on the Swedish island of Öland.

The Dogs of Riga

by Henning Mankell
The second book in the Kurt Wallander series.

Simon and the Oaks

by Marianne Fredriksson
A beautiful story about sons and their mothers.

New Collected Poems

by Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer is the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Literature. This books contains his collected work from his debut in 1954 with "17 Poems" to his most recent publications.

The Red Room

by August Strindberg
Criticizing the moral and hypocrisy in 1870s Stockholm.

Children's books

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

by Selma Lagerlöf
“The Wonderful Adventures of Nils”, written in 1906 to 1907, came to be when Selma Lagerlöf was asked to write a book that could teach Swedish geography to school children.

Pippi Longstocking

by Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking lives alone in the big house “Villekulla“. Her father is busy pirating at sea and ruling as king of Kurrekurredutt Isle. But she is not lonely, as she has her friends Tommy and Annika, her horse Little buddy and her monkey Mr. Nilsson.

Bridget and the Moose Brothers

by Pija Lindenbaum
Bridget is all alone. She wants a sibling. A small one who can fit in her doll bed. Or maybe a big brother. Outside her building she meets the moose brothers and invites them to her room, having big plans to become their little sister.

When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire

by Pija Lindenbaum
Owen´s mom is always very busy. Every morning she is in a great hurry to get Owen up and to school and herself to work. But one day she has been turned into a big dragon and no longer knows how to be a mum.

The Diamond Mystery

by Martin Widmark
The first part in the popular series about Jerry and Maya, the children who are running their very own detective agency.

The Literary Magazine lists

Money

by Victoria Benedictsson
“Money” is Benedictsson's first novel, publish...

The Merman

by Carl-Johan Vallgren
Coming from a shattered family, the children Nella and Robert ...

Miss Julie

by August Strindberg
It’s Midsummer night in 1874 at a Count’s estate s...

The Red Room

by August Strindberg
First published in 1879, it received mixed reviews in Sweden, ...

New Collected Poems

by Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer is the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Lit...

The Dogs of Riga

by Henning Mankell
It’s the winter of 1991 and a small life raft with two d...

Italian Shoes

by Henning Mankell
On a small, isolated island in the Stockholm archipelago, Fred...

I Die, But the Memory Lives On

by Henning Mankell
A nonfictional fable about a growing tradition in countries in...

The Man from Beijing

by Henning Mankell
On a freezing day in January, a body is found in the snow in t...

The Ice Princess

by Camilla Läckberg
Published in 2002, this is Camilla Läckberg’s debut...

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